INTERSCHUTZ 2020 CANCELLED The Hannover based Interschutz 2020, and associated events, has been cancelled. The new date for the event is 14th till 19th of June 2021. This decision has been made due to the current Corona Virus threat. Issued by The Fire Brigade Society’s Publications Unit.

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CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) You will be aware the world is dealing with Corona Virus (COVID-19) Speaking after an emergency COBRA meeting on 12th March 2020, UK Prime Minister, Mr Johnson said, “Some people compare it to seasonal flu, alas that is not right. Owing to the lack of immunity, this disease is more dangerous. It…

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VOTE RESULTS The results for the vote on the proposal to accept The Society’s 2018-2019 Audited Accounts and 2020-2021 Operational Plan The count, managed by Richard Williams, Membership Secretary, took place prior to the FBS Annual General Meeting on the 8th of February 2020 at Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester, LE4 5PX and the witness was…

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Jon Hall, the Fire Brigade Society President of the last five years is standing down. For the full statement click on the link below to download the PDF. Jon Hall Sign Off Message

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The list of FBS Visits and Events for 2020-2021 is now available to download. NOTES & CONDITIONS: All visits and dates indicated are provisional. Unless stated, contact the organiser at least a minimum of 14 calendar days prior to the visit, or otherwise stated. When writing for visit details, please include an A4 size, self-addressed,…

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The following message is posted on behalf of FBS Membership Services. DISTRIBUTION Fire Cover 227 was placed with Royal Mail for distribution on Saturday 7th March 2020. This Fire Cover comes with FBS ‘What’s On 2020-2021’ and for members who do not renew their membership by direct debit, or standing order, renewal documents for 2020-2021.…

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FBS Annual General Meeting & East Midlands Visit ‘Storm Ciara’ failed to dampen the spirits of The Fire Brigade Society AGM held in Leicester over the weekend of 8th & 9th February 2020. Saturday morning was spent enjoying the heritage and multi coloured fire engine collection assembled, in sunshine, outside Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester. On…

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Fire Cover 226 is the latest publication from The Fire Brigade Society for its Members. This issue consists of 52 pages of the usual features and special articles as below (and 139 photos): 25 Years of the AT (Aluminium Technology) 2019 National Visit- Devon and Somerset Crewing Systems Fire Standards Board for England   View…

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UPDATE 29TH JANUARY 2020 Stephan Owen On the 3rd January 2020 we posted an appeal from Merseyside Police regarding the whereabouts of Stephan Owen who was last seen on Thursday 5th December 2019. Following the discovery of a body in a park in South Liverpool, on Friday 17th January 2020, it is with great regret…

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FBS INTERNATIONAL VISITS Members are reminded that if they wish to receive details of these visits they should register their interest by emailing: fbsoverseasvisit@gmail.com OR in writing to the Editorial Teams contact address on page 1 of Fire Cover. 2019 Up-date It is regretted that the visit to Belgium this year had to be postponed…

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